Mark Cole: Calgary, Canada
Short Bio: Jesus follower, Husband, Father, Worship Leadership Coach, Writer, Pastor, Founding Arranger for Praisecharts.com, squash & tennis player, blogger & outdoor enthusiast.. (biking, hiking, skiing). Twitter: @MarkMCole Facebook: mmcole
Mark has spent over 30 years as a Worship Pastor in some of the largest churches in Canada and is also the founding musical arranger of PraiseCharts.com, a ministry supplying worship charts and orchestrations for thousands of churches around the world. Mark has also spent 10 years travelling around the world to over 60 countries leading worship in outreach situations, doing church consulting, teaching seminars and directing bands with many different ministries.
Mark has produced 18 recording projects and over 30 live musical theatre productions, has more than 100 published songs, a popular blog and book, plays over a dozen musical instruments and has a Bachelor of Music degree.
Mark has worked and played with many well-known Worship Leaders, Pastors, Evangelists and other Christian organizations; including Paul Baloche, Ben Cantelon, Reuben Morgan, Brian Doerksen, Don Moen, Darlene Zschech, Ron Kenoly, Alvin Slaughter, Andrae Crouch, Lamar Boschman, Bob Fitts, Bob Kauflin, Darrell Evans, Graham Kendrick, Billy Graham, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Schuller, Pope John Paul II, Kathryn Kuhlman, Terry Law, Charles Ndifon, PromiseKeepers, Integrity Music, CCLI, Word Music, Nicky Cruz, Dr. Cho (Korea), C3 Church, CLA Church, Centre Street Church, churchleaders.com, WorshipTeamTraining.com, worshipideas.com, theworshipmusician.com, leadingworshiptogether.com, worshiptraining.com and others.
Mark has recorded four live worship albums of his own material: To You Lord, God Is My Rock, Move In This City, and Healing In His Hands (Live From Copenhagen). He has written more than 70 praise band arrangements of his own songs.
Mark lives in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and loves hanging with his wife & family, leading worship, mentoring musicians, consulting for churches, playing tennis & squash, riding his mountain and road bikes, writing music, teaching and working on his blog: ‘Following God: The Grand Adventure’. Mark is currently on staff at Living Stones Church.
Here is a recent testimonial: Let me encourage you Pastor. I was the only Christian in my family for almost 20 years. I went through a struggle and my mom said, ‘You need to go back to church.’ (It had been about 3 years after a church split). I asked her to come with me.
You were ministering worship that morning and tears poured from her eyes and she gave her life to Jesus. My sister came in one weekend and my mom said, ‘That’s fine, but I go to church on Sundays now, you’re welcome to join us or wait until we get home.’ My sister came, again the Holy Spirit was ministering through you, through worship. Tears poured down my sister’s face and she said, ‘This is it, this is what has been missing, this is what I have been looking for’. And she gave her life to the Lord.
My mom invited her two close friends, convincing them this is the real deal, guess who was leading worship? And yes, tears poured down their faces. One friend rededicated her life to the Lord and the other gave her life to the Lord. Out of all of this, two rededication’s and three first generation Christians. Keep the intimacy alive!!! Thank you for your service, and glory to the King of Kings who also sings over us, (including you sir, lol🤗) – Lisa